NAIROBI, Jan 12 (XINHUA/APP): The East African Business Council (EABC), a regional private-sector trade lobby, on Tuesday called for the removal of barriers related to COVID-19 to boost trade among countries in the region.
EABC CEO Peter Mathuki said the lowering and harmonization of COVID-19-related charges in the East African Community (EAC) will ease the cost of doing business and boost intra-EAC trade.
“This is set to support businesses to be more resilient and rebound amidst the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mathuki said in a statement. Non-tariff barriers related to COVID-19 continue to hinder cross-border trade due to different measures on the pandemic in the region, he said.
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